Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of the Association?

A. The primary mission of the Association is to protect and preserve property values.

What are some of the initiatives the Association worked on and is currently working on?

A. Overall, the Associations' main mission is to safeguard property values by encouraging maintenance of individual properties. The Association is presently working with Sun 'N Lake Improvement District on a study for the repair or replacement of our interior streets and control of storm water drainage.

Is membership to the Association voluntary?

A. Membership in the Association is automatic for all property owners in Manor Hill. One is designated a member if they own and do or do not reside in Manor Hill.

What are the annual dues?

A. The annual dues are $10 per year.

How do I pay?

A. Dues are collected once per year. We will send you a bill and you can either mail or personally deliver your payment to the posted address of the current Treasurer.  We attempt to have all dues collected by the January board meeting. The Board is studying the ability to collect annual dues electronically on our website.

What does the annual fee pay for?

A. Essentially, the dues pay for the operation of the Association such as common area landscaping, area electric, state and corporation fees, signs, insurance and legal matters and other ongoing expenses.  They also go toward enhancing the interests and welfare of the subdivision.

If I have a complaint/comment/suggestion about the neighborhood, should I contact the Association or the District?

A. It is best to first contact an Association Board member with your question or concern. If the question cannot be dealt with internally, the Board will assist you in directing you to the proper agency.

What is the relationship between the Association and District?

A. The Sun 'N Lake Improvement District recognizes homeowner associations as a representative of it’s' members and extends every courtesy to respond to our questions and requests.

Does the Association have general membership meetings?

A.  Currently the Association's holds four meeting per year on the second Monday in January, April, July and October at 7:00PM in the Community Center, all are encouraged to attend. The January Annual Meeting is when the directors are nominated and elected for the coming year. Special meetings may be added as determined by the acting President.

Does the Association have By-Laws?

A. Yes. A copy of which can be found with your closing documents

Are there deed restrictions?

A. Yes. A copy of which can be found with your closing documents

Must I consult with the Association if I want to make exterior improvements?

A. Yes. We would hope that one would keep their property in character with the neighborhood for the benefit of all. Please refer to your copy of the Deed Restrictions for rules regarding improvements.

Does the Association have an architectural committee?

A. Yes. Before you apply to the County for a building permit, you must first submit two copies of your plans to the Association’s Building Committee, the same version that you plan on submitting to the County. The committee will mark one copy as approved and return it to you and keep the other copy for it’s’ records. The County will want to see that the committee has approved your submittal.

Is there a Association Directory?

A. Yes. A directory is on this website behind a Protected Password.  A paper directory is available to all residents. Please contact the Secretary if you are in need of a copy.

Can I participate if I am a renter?

A. Association By-Laws require property ownership to qualify for membership.

Am I expected to serve on a committee?

A. No, however we encourage participation of all of our members.

What are the duties of the various positions?

A. Go to the main menu and click on 'Committees' and it will list their function and responsibilities.

I would like to volunteer my services, who do I contact?

A. You are welcome to contact any Board member by phone or email. Their contact information is available on this web site.

Is there a neighborhood watch?

A. Yes. Sun ’N Lakes Improvement District of Sebring contracts out security services including security patrols, response to non-emergency calls and managing a daily house watch program.  Information and required forms are posted on the District web site.

Does the HOA or the District pick up the trash?

A. Trash pick-up has been outsourced thru Sun ’N Lakes Improvement District of Sebring to Choice Waste Services.

When is trash day?

A. Trash day is Monday and Thursday, except when delayed due to a national holiday then the pickup will be next day. It is requested that trash not be placed at the curb until 8:00pm the evening prior.

Yard Waste is the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. Branches must not exceed 5 ft. in length and be tied. Special pickup requests may be scheduled by contacting Choice Waste Services direct at 863-655-0005.

Recyclable Items?

A. There are of recyclable dumpsters located in the parking lot near the tennis court.  Highlands County will be initiating curbside recycling in 2017.

Does the Association have control over yard signs?

A. Yes.

What about dog walking?

A. Many of our families have pets. When dog walking we ask that you carry a pooper-scooper or bag to pick up any droppings.

Does the Association have any special events or social functions planned?

A. Yes. We had a very successful Block Party with entertainment in 2016, and are currently planning to make it an annual event.